goes without a tie. these things don't happen by accident. you have a whole team that as an and debate whether you should wear a tie or not, right? >> no, not really. i have a couple of friends that weigh in from time to time with that kind of question, but by and large, i asked the one person that counts, and that's my wife, what should i wear today? >> and she said no tie? >> i said, i'm going to be on with piers today, what should i wear? and i said, i think i should wear a tie, don't you? and she said, no, no, just wear the shirt you've got on, blue shirt, and a sport coat. so i do as i'm commanded. >> i want to talk to you, straight off the top, about your announcement, and in particular, sarah palin's decision to suddenly jump all over it, steal all the thunder, take all the headlines, knife you, either in the back or the front, whichever way you use to look at it. it mean, either way, it was politics at its most beastia l >> oh, i don't think i'd go that far.